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NAME LORRAINE RITA WHITE, age 85, of Lake Charles, LA, formerly of Elburn, passed from this life to eternal life on Feb 23, 2011. She was a resident of Grand Cove Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. BORN: She was born Feb 7, 1926 the daughter of James and Margaret (Wittry) Pobstman in DeKalb, Il.EARLY YEARS : Lorraine grew up in Pierce Township on a family homestead on Keslinger Road. She attended a one room schoolhouse before going to Maple Park High School. She graduated with the class of 1944.MARRIAGE Lorraine met her future husband, Francis "Bud" White, on a blind date that was set up through mutual friends. Little did they know that night while watching one of the free movies in Maple Park, that instead of the "Stars of Hollywood" they themselves would become "the main attraction" two years later when they married at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Maple Park on May 4, 1946. Their marriage lasted sixty-three years until 2009 when Lorraine had to say goodbye to her beloved Bud.RESIDENTIAL HISTORY:They began their new life together on a rented farm on Keslinger Rd. before making their home seven years later on Kansas St. in Elburn. In 2010 Lorraine moved to Lake Charles, Louisiana to be with her daughter Mary Frances Sherwood.OCCUPATION / WORK HISTORY) There wasn’t one person that didn’t receive a personal greeting, a warm smile and a helping hand from Lorraine during her thirty-seven years with Northern FS (Farm Service). She first worked as a bookkeeper in Elburn and later retired from the DeKalb office. MEMBERSHIPS Lorraine, a devoted Catholic, was a member of St. Gall Catholic Church where she serviced on the Altar & Rosary Society and worked the Annual Turkey Dinners. She was a member of Why Catholic Bible Study Group and the Elburn Sunset Seniors Group.LIFE NOTES She had a solid work ethic, and a strong inner-core of resoluteness that was challenged in later years as she cared for her ailing husband with loving hands and gentle touch for seven years. She was an avid reader, enjoyed crossword puzzles and was particularly thrilled when she could complete the Chicago Tribune puzzle. Lorraine was a wonderful, wife, mother, grandmother, friend and neighbor. Her family and friends were the lucky ones who enjoyed her beautiful flower beds in the spring and summer, and her special lebkuchen and date pinwheels during the Holiday Season.SURVIVORS She is survived by her loving daughter Mary Frances (Edwin) Sherwood and grandson William of Lake Charles, LA. PRECEDED She now joins her husband Bud, parents James and Margaret Pobstman, sister and brother-in-law Dorothy and Harold Hipps. VISITATION / FUNERAL Her visitation will be from 2-4PM on Sunday February 27, 2011 at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, IL 60119. A service to celebrate her life will be held on Monday, February 28, 2011 at 10:30 AM at St. Gall Catholic Church with Father Karl Ganss officiating with interment at SS Peter & Paul Cemetery.MEMORIAL In lieu of flowers, a memorial mass may be sent to St. Gall Catholic Church, 120 West Shannon Street Elburn, IL 60119-8220 or a donation made to the Town and Country Public Library, 320 E. North Street, Elburn, IL 60119. Memories may be forwarded to the family through www.conleycare.com.
Visitation will be Sunday Feb. 27, 2011 2-4 at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, Il. A service to celebrate her life will be held on Monday Feb. 28 at 10:30AM at St. Gall Catholic Church, Elburn, IL. at 10:30 AM. with Father Karl Ganss officiating.
Interment will follow at SS Peter & Paul Cemetery in Virgil, IL